Welcome to the web site of the Association of Translation Companies. Founded in 1976, the ATC is, perhaps, one of oldest professional groups representing the interests of translation companies in the world. It is dedicated not only to representing the interests of translation companies, but also to serving the needs of translation purchasers.

Purchasers of translation
When seeking the service of a translation company, always look for the symbol of the Association of Translation Companies on the advertisement.

Members of the ATC are carefully vetted before admission into membership, adhere to a strict code of professional conduct, are subject to the rulings of a professional ethics committee and carry full professional indemnity insurance cover to safeguard the interests of the translation purchaser.

Purchasers can access the Association's on-line directory by completing and submitting the form on the 'Member details/Obtain member directory & cost estimates' page. Alternatively, call Languageline, the Association's telephone helpline on: + 44 (0)1273 676777.

Translation companies
The Association of Translation Companies welcomes new members from around the world. Full membership is open to translation companies meeting our criteria and operating in the UK. Overseas membership is available to translation companies operating everywhere else outside the UK. Associate membership for a time limited period is offered to those companies not yet meeting the full criteria, while Affiliate membership status is available to those organisations and companies supplying the translation profession.

For details of membership rates email: info@atc.org.uk

The ATC has adopted Translators without Borders as its official charity